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What is Aflatoxin B1 exposure?

What is Aflatoxin B1 exposure?

  • Aflatoxin B1 exposure: Aflatoxin B1 is a toxin produced by fungus from the Aspergillus genus. The toxin is carcinogenic in humans and can also cause other health effect, particularly liver problems. The fungus are found frequently in nature and can readily contaminate crops before harvest or during storage. It is common in moist soils and decaying vegetation. There are more than 13 different subtypes of aflatoxin with B1 being the most toxic. The condition is most common in poorly developed countries where there are insufficient controls on the presence of aflatoxin in food.

Aflatoxin B1 exposure: Introduction

Types of Aflatoxin B1 exposure:

Broader types of Aflatoxin B1 exposure:

How serious is Aflatoxin B1 exposure?

Prognosis of Aflatoxin B1 exposure: Prognosis varies depending on the type and degree of exposure. Prognosis can be improved by prompt treatment.
Complications of Aflatoxin B1 exposure: see complications of Aflatoxin B1 exposure

What causes Aflatoxin B1 exposure?

Causes of Aflatoxin B1 exposure: see causes of Aflatoxin B1 exposure

What are the symptoms of Aflatoxin B1 exposure?

Symptoms of Aflatoxin B1 exposure: see symptoms of Aflatoxin B1 exposure

Complications of Aflatoxin B1 exposure: see complications of Aflatoxin B1 exposure

Aflatoxin B1 exposure: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Aflatoxin B1 exposure.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Aflatoxin B1 exposure: Toxicologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Aflatoxin B1 exposure.
Treatments for Aflatoxin B1 exposure: see treatments for Aflatoxin B1 exposure

Name and Aliases of Aflatoxin B1 exposure

Main name of condition: Aflatoxin B1 exposure

Other names or spellings for Aflatoxin B1 exposure:

Aflatoxin B1 poisoning

 

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